Suspected Haifa wife-killer found hanged

Police suspect that man committed suicide after stabbing mother of six to death on Monday.

jamara 248.88 (photo credit: Channel 10)
jamara 248.88
(photo credit: Channel 10)
A man suspected of murdering his wife in Haifa on Monday was found hanged from a tree on the city's Rosh Pina Street on Tuesday morning. Police suspect that the man, 53-year-old Mula Jamara, committed suicide. Police had been searching for the man since his wife, Ananiyeh Jamara, 43, was found dead in a park with stab wounds to the throat on Monday. Mula was said to have had two cases of domestic abuse pending against him in the Jerusalem District Court. A Haifa police source told The Jerusalem Post on Monday that Ananiyeh was a mother of six, and had recently moved to the city after leaving her home in the Jerusalem suburb of Mevaseret Zion. She filed a third complaint against her husband on November 23, after arriving in Haifa, for alleged threats, the source said. A court later issued a restraining order against Mula. The source added that a social worker handling the woman's case had contacted police on Monday, close to the time of the murder, in order to inform them of additional threats from the husband. "The investigator asked if these were new threats, adding that if they were, the social worker should call for a patrol car," the source said. The source told the Post that the investigator was not told the threats were new.